TORONTO – Facebook has updated its community standards in order to provide more clarity on the content it allows on its service. The changes include a clarified stance on a number of high-profile issues, including hate speech and what names users are able to use on their profiles.
In a blog post linking to the updated community standards, Facebook also specified how it determined what content should be removed from the site and provided updated numbers on government requests for information.
Although some of the language has changed in the rules, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg maintains none of the social network’s policies have changed.
“Today’s update to our Community Standards provides more detail on these policies as well as explanations and examples of what isn’t acceptable to share on Facebook. Our policies themselves aren’t changing,” read a status update posted by Zuckerberg Sunday.
Here’s a look at some of…
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